Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans Sr. doing ‘Lethal Weapon’ reboot justice

Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans doing it big in Lethal Weapon reboot.

Riggs, Murtaugh near perfect fit.

Mass Appeal Wire Reports

LOS ANGELES — Okay, they’re not Crockett and Tubbs. Hell, they aren’t even Starsky and Hutch. But the reincarnation of LAPD detectives Martin Riggs and Roger Murtaugh have yet to disappoint in the Fox television series “Lethal Weapon” and, for now, that’s good enough. The juxtaposed pair, portrayed by Clayne Crawford and Damon Wayans, share some similarities with the iconic duo made famous by Mel Gibson and Danny Glover in the late 80s and mid 90s.

But they also exert some edgy differences too and that may be enough to coax network officials into bringing the program back for an encore next season. As for the show? In the aftermath of the accidental death of his wife and unborn child, former Navy Seal Riggs migrates to Los Angeles to become a cop.

While receiving psychiatric treatment, Riggs is paired with Sergeant Murtaugh who’s coming off a heart attack. At first, Riggs’ look before you leap mentality clashes with Murtaugh’s play it safe technique. But after learning one another, they realize the partnership offers exactly what they need.

Lethal Weapon airs every Wednesday night at 7 PM CST.

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11 comments

  1. My mom has Lethal Weapon 1,2,3,4 movies on dvd and the first 2 are classics. I like Mel Gibson and Danny Glover. I think the tv show is good and I like Damon Wayans and Keesha Sharp who’s Damon’s wife. I hope the show lasts for about 3-4 years but I doubt it because Fox network probably won’t let it last LOL. The show needs to be on a cable network for it to last a long time.

  2. Ammi Alahakone

    I watched the first two episodes and I like it. Both main actors are great! I like the fact that the show is light and has some humor. Here’s wishing the show a longer life that Rush Hour!!Good Luck!

  3. Damon Wayans and Clayne Crawford are an awesome pair , loving it so far keep it coming ..
    I miss In Living Color ;P
    Joe Pesci Cameo plz
    Gz Damon

  4. I love the original movies. Just watched the Pilot. It was pretty good actually. Not sure how I feel about Damon Wayans playing Murtaugh yet. I’ve watched the Wayans since In Living Color days, so when I see him, I think comedy. Then again, the original movie had some comedy here and there. Overall I’ve enjoyed it so far. Memberberries!

  5. Honestly, why are they even attempting this? Modern society and especially cable TV standards basically remove any chance of this having the same amount of teeth as the original movies.

  6. This show actually isn’t that bad. It could be a bit more serious. It’s a lot better than that Rush Hour show was.

  7. Mel Gibson made Lethal Weapon. He was an actual psycho playing a psycho. This new guys not even close, it wont work

  8. Christopher Busch

    Yeah, looks like the same old recipe. Cant duplicate the awesomeness of Danny Glover and Mel Gibson. Yes Mel lost it for real and what not but I never watched Lethal Weapon Movies for Mel Gibsons personal life. He has the right to think and spout of stupid crap if he wants. but i still loved the movies. All though I’m sure the actors will play their roles fine, i think getting that nostalgic feel from the original movies just can’t be done. This will end up being another 1 or 2 season flop. We have seen this all before. The unlikely pair up movies/show with mixed results. *sigh

    For all the money and effort, bring back Firefly. Thats something if done right and kept true, would totally get more eyeballs. Ill even be in it for free as a back ground character. No? Ok well i tried. lol :D

  9. This show will be lucky to get a 2nd season

  10. dr troy turner

    Smart, funny, big show for the little screen

    If theatrical releases weren’t such a Political sphere where mainly only those having their 15 minutes of fame are allowed to have the Friday night blockbuster, then this might be in theaters. Oh well, their loss, our gain. There are many subtle funny things that happen during this show that are a welcomed contrast to sitcoms or major releases that seem to think that every punchline has to be a avalanche that hits you over the head. For example Wayans talking about his infant child bounces the baby and uses it as a ventriloquist as he speaks for it…I wasn’t supposed to be here, but I couldn’t be denied so BANG…I’m here. Cute. Drama, thrills and laughs just like the original.

  11. Absolutely loooove this show. Clayne and Damon have great chemistry – the entire cast is great. I actually prefer it over the original. Hope it sticks around.

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